Duke DeMoreville has his eyes on Nottingham and the sheriffs job. His reputation of torture and murdering villagers in his shire has reach the ears of those in Nottingham. Robin Hood and the outlaws see the danger in Duke DeMoreville taking power. The Sheriff and the outlaws uncharacteristically work together to stop the Duke from enacting his deadly authority upon those in Nottingham.
The Black Five is a rare episode when both the sheriff and the outlaws actually need to work together. The risk is just too great for both parties when the Duke comes to town. Robin saves the life of the sheriff, uses pigeons for his clever tricks and ensures himself extra riches that can go to support the villagers of Nottingham.
A merchant from London and his daughter Bess are making their way through Nottingham Forest. Their journey is to bring Sir Harold a dowry for the marriage to Bess. The outlaws miss their chance to steal the dowry but end up with an even greater prize to bargain with.
A tale of love doesn’t often involve a dowry or an outlaw for that matter. This episode includes that and also tells the story of a father whom would offer his daughter to a questionable man with only the intent to become a noble himself. Despite this almost inevitable marriage the outlaws find a way to convince otherwise.
Sir Richard of the Lea has lost a duel and is not indebted to Sir Blaise. The price from his defeat is 200 gold robles but he doesn’t even have 20. So a decision must be made, Lady Leonia believes its time to marry off her son Claude to Gladys to get the dowry that would be owed. Of course its a question of whether Gladys, the young lady of marrying age, and her father actually will want the marriage to happen. Sir Richard gets the outlaws to portray important knights to show young Claudes’ strength and importance even though he is naturally a bumbler. Time is running out as Sir Blaise has come to the castle to claim his prize but the Outlaws have a trick up their sleeve but not without a fight.
A whimsical episode of love, debt and sword fights.When Sir Richard becomes indebted he is forced to find a way to pay the debt back. Naturally by gaining a dowry from a rich merchant with a lovely young daughter. This tale comes out as a tale of a more independent and savy young lady who wishes to pick her husband and not be forced into a marriage with the “tough guy”. This episode is fun to watch as the bumbling Claude tries to hold up against Robin and the Outlaws and then the two real knights as he hold his own in his own way. Good story , good screenwriting.
Marian’s hand in marriage is in the sights of a rogue crusader, Sir Hubert De Vere. His intentions for fighting with the rich knights was to find one of their daughters whom he could marry. Robin knows this man has no true intentions with Marian and speaks with her about squashing his attempts which she doesn’t believe. A trick was proposed to prove to Marian that this man was after her money. Dressed as the maid, Marian sees that Sir Hubert De Vere was a dirty scoundrel and wishes for him to leave without her hand. This plan backfires and Sir Hubert De Vere still proceeds in his attempts at getting Maid Marian. How will she get out of this debacle.
Maid Marian is beautiful, single and free to marry many eligible knights. Her desirability brings all types for her hand in marriage. Of course, Robin Hood also would like to have her hand but cannot due to his “crimes”. The man who was given to her turns out to be just seeking her money and a flirt with the maids. This being a time in history where Marian would not have the choice, she has to find a way to scare him off. Robin has a plan but it involves brute force, a cliché of men fighting for their women, but it may be the only way.